- Title Pages
- Series Editor's Foreword
- Chapter One The History of Scholarship and the Nature of the Problem
- Chapter Two The <i>Adhan</i>, the <i>Miʾdhana</i> and the <i>Ṣawmaʿa</i>
- Chapter Three <i>Manāras</i> and <i>Manārs</i>
- Chapter Four The Mosque Tower
- Chapter Five Why were Towers Added to Mosques?
- Chapter Six The Minaret in the Maghrib in the Ninth Century
- Chapter Seven The Triumph of the Córdoban Minaret in the Maghrib
- Chapter Eight The Minaret in Egypt through the Ayyubid Period
- Chapter Nine The Minaret in the Central and Eastern Lands before the Seljuqs
- Chapter Ten The Minaret during the Seljuq Era
- Chapter Eleven The Minaret after the Mongol Conquests
- Chapter Twelve The Minaret beyond the Persianate World
- Chapter Thirteen The Spread of the Minaret into Modern Times
- Illustration Acknowledgments
The Mosque Tower
The Mosque Tower
- (p.71) Chapter Four The Mosque Tower
- The Minaret
Jonathan M. Bloom
- Edinburgh University Press
This chapter examines when and where Muslims began to add a single tall tower to the standard mosque plan. It shows that the mosques at Raqqa (without tower) and Siraf (with tower) impose the chronological limits 772–825 for the introduction of the mosque plan with a single tower opposite the qibla.
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